D.J. Jones will make teams regret trying to run on the 49ers

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D.J. Jones will make teams regret trying to run on the 49ers
D.J. Jones will make teams regret trying to run on the 49ers

Earl Mitchell held down the starting nose tackle position pretty well for the 49ers for most of the last two seasons. At the end of last season, however, San Francisco decided to give D.J. Jones, a sixth-round draft pick in 2017, a chance to show what he could do. Jones did not disappoint. Even though he hadn't made a tackle since Week 4, and even though he wasn't active the two weeks prior, Jones stepped into the starting lineup in Week 14 against the Broncos and he more than held his own with four total tackles. Jones ended up starting the next three weeks as well, and he notched 13 out of his 17 tackles for the season in those last four games. Jones' good performances probably factored in

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